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Our Kenmore front-loading dryer (model 417.90042990) sometimes leaves small, linear scorch marks on relatively thin items likes sheets and shirts. It seems to me that the material slips into the seam between one of the plastic tumbler fins and the stainless drum and gets stuck there long enough to burn. Has anyone else encountered this problem or know a fix? Thanks.

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Actually check around the drum seals. Those marks can be rust stains as well. The seals may be worn out.
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